As a filmmaker, I've always been curious to hear people's stories. Everybody has a story to tell and the first thing I often wonder when I meet someone is what theirs is. This was the case with Naomi, the young woman whose experience sleeping rough on the streets of London inspired the story for my latest film, A Horse Called Oz.
George Osborne has announced the Conservative Party would cut housing benefit for under-25s after the next election as part of £25billion spending cuts, removing a vital lifeline for many homeless young people who are already struggling financially. Such a move would be catastrophic for the 6,000 homeless young people Centrepoint supports each year.
This week the Cambridge Union is hosting a forum on Homelessness that is open to the general public and to mark the occasion, second year History student Tom Belger spoke to Banjo Nick, a street musician, Cambridge graduate and former rough sleeper about Homelessness in Cambridge and his personal experience:.